This curriculum covers fundamental and advanced operating theories of automotive systems and components. Students learn to apply automotive operating principles and to diagnose malfunctions in automotive systems. The course work emphasizes the development of skills in service, repair, and test procedures on Chrysler vehicles and systems. Specialized service courses prepare students for advancement in Fiat Chrysler Automobile dealerships. The major also prepares students to take written certification examinations (e.g., the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence examinations), vehicle safety inspection, and Chrysler Group certifications. Specific courses prepare the student for transfer to four-year majors, such as Automotive Technology Management.

Career Opportunities

Entry-level service technicians with enhanced career opportunities for the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles family of dealerships, including RAM truck, Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, SRT, and Fiat.

Recommended High School Subjects

Three years of English, two years of algebra, and one year of science.

Special Admissions Requirements

Prospective students should contact the program immediately after submitting an application so that the available options are explained prior to enrollment. Student must have a valid driver’s license with no moving violations. Students will need a dealer sponsorship prior to the firsts Mopar Dealership internship course. Assistance with obtaining a dealer sponsor is available through the program coordinators.

Special Equipment Needs

See the tool list on the Automotive Technology: Mopar CAP Emphasis webpage.

Remediation Strategies

Students may enter the major with up to two developmental deficiencies, however, students deficient in MTH004 or RDG001 must remediate before enrolling in any automotive courses. The order of remediation will be math, reading, English.

Transfer Procedures

This major is subject to the transfer standards established by the College. Exceptions must be approved by the school dean.

Program Goals

A graduate of the major should be able to:

  • Understand and apply physical and scientific principles and technical knowledge necessary for successful employment as an automotive technician in a Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) dealership.
  • Achieve a technical skill level sufficient for entry-level employment and advancement as an automotive technician by meeting Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) certification requirements.
  • Demonstrate professional and appropriate workplace behaviors.
  • Engage in further technical skill development for advancement in the field of automotive service and repair.
  • Pursue employment in the field of automotive service and repair, or enroll in a four-year degree program.

Performance Standards

Performance standards for successful completion of all CAP-designated courses follow established College guidelines. Additional performance standards established by the Chrysler Group will be used to determine if factory training credit has been earned through the Chrysler Academy. The Mopar CAP instructor will monitor student progress during the program.


First Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
FYE101 First Year Experience 1 .50 1.50 S REQ
CAP110 Mopar Fundamentals of Automotive Technology 5 4 3 M REQ
CAP120 Mopar Automotive Electrical Systems 5 4 3 M REQ
CAP160 Mopar Dealership Internship I 2 M REQ
ENL111 English Composition I 3 3 S REQ
Second Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
CAP130 Mopar Automotive Electronic Systems 6 5 3 M REQ
CAP140 Mopar Automotive Chassis Systems 4 3 3 M REQ
CAP161 Mopar Dealership Internship II 2 M REQ
MTH124 Technical Algebra and Trigonometry I 3 3 S REQ
FIT Fitness and Lifetime Sports Elective 1   S FIT
Summer Session Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
CAP145 Mopar Automotive Climate Control Systems 3 2 3 M REQ
CAP162 Mopar Dealership Internship III 2 M REQ
CSC124 Information, Technology, and Society 3 3 S REQ
ENL201 Technical and Professional Communication 3 3 S REQ
Third Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
CAP210 Mopar Engine Diagnosis and Repair 4 3 3 M REQ
CAP220 Mopar Automotive Engine Performance 6 5 3 M REQ
CAP163 Mopar Dealership Internship IV 2 M REQ
PHS103 Physics Survey 3 3 S REQ
PHS114 Physics with Technological Applications 4 3 3 S REQ
Fourth Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
CAP164 Mopar Dealership Internship V 2 M REQ
CAP230 Mopar Automotive Manual Powertrain and 4-Wheel Drive Systems 4 3 3 M REQ
CAP240 Mopar Automotive Automatic Powertrain Systems 6 5 3 M REQ
HUM Humanities Elective 3   S HUM
SSE Social Science Elective 3   S SSE
ART Art Elective 3   S ART
FOR Foreign Language Elective 3   S FOR
AAE Applied Arts Elective 3   S AAE
IFE International Field Experience Elective 3   S IFE